A Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection uses encryption to protect data and prevent others from listening-in on the data that is transferred between your computer and the campus network.

UBC Information Technology offers free VPN services to UBC students, faculty, and staff at both the Vancouver and Okanagan campus.

Please note: As of July 22, 2024 myVPN will have multi-factor authentication (MFA) enabled. UBC utilizes Cisco Duo for MFA on systems that require a CWL. Due to the US-based sanctions that guide Duo's restrictions, individuals logging in from countries affected by these sanctions cannot access these systems. Canada also enforces its own set of sanctions, which may overlap with US-based sanctions.

Attempts to log into to Duo MFA-protected applications from a device with an IP address in a sanctioned country will be blocked, resulting in an “Access Denied” error message. 

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